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Thursday, October 08, 2009


Yesterday I decided to try and capture the yellows and reds of the devilsclub in Fort Abercrombie State Park. It really is a beautiful plant, but one must not forget its nasty side. It's been a week since we returned from our Afognak elk hunt and I am still pulling devilsclub spines out of my hands, knees and elbows. Funnily enough the spines are very difficult to remove in the first few days but after a week they just pop out with a squeeze of the flesh around them. This year I seem to have been thwacked pretty good while we were on Afognak. That means we hunted hard! And I will add that despite its thorns the devilsclub is one of my favorite plants. Patrick

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